Low female[corrected]-to-male [corrected] sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households.

@article{Jha2006LowF,
  title={Low female[corrected]-to-male [corrected] sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households.},
  author={Prabhat Jha and Rajesh Kumar and Priya P Vasa and Neeraj Dhingra and Deva Thiruchelvam and Rahim Moineddin},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 9506},
  pages={211-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fewer girls than boys are born in India. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this low sex ratio. Our aim was to ascertain the contribution of prenatal sex determination and selective abortion as measured by previous birth sex. METHODS We analysed data obtained for the Special Fertility and Mortality Survey undertaken in 1998. Ever-married women living in 1.1 million households in 6671 nationally-representative units were asked questions about their fertility history… CONTINUE READING
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